December 14, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway Fresh from @Sabrina_York – #Recipe Baby, Ring my Bell Cookies #Foodie #Excerpt

Happy Holidays all and welcome to Heather’s Party!  Sabrina York’s Baby, Ring My Bell Cookies Ingredients Cookie Dough 3 cups flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder 1cup butter at room temperature 1 ¼  cup brown sugar ¼ cup dark corn syrup 1 egg 1 teaspoon cream Maraschino cherries, cut in half Filling 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice 1 ½ cup ground pecans Directions 1.     Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger and instant coffee powder in a small bowl. 2.     Cream room temperature butter with […]
December 6, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway #Hanukkah, Shifters, and Latkes, Oh My! @deenaremiel #foodie #recipe

Happy Holidays, one and all! Today is the first night of Hanukkah, or Chanukah, or Channukah, or Hanukah. Yes, there are a number of ways to spell the holiday’s name, but for me, only one way to celebrate… with family, friends, and lots of fabulous foods! So, Hanukkah is all about a military victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 BCE. There’s a little thing, a miracle actually, that was said to have occurred when they rededicated the temple- oil that only should’ve lasted one day lasted eight. That’s the reason for eight crazy nights of the holiday. […]
December 5, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway: Birthdays and Christmas and Giveaways OH MY by @JenniferKacey #Foodie #HardCandy

Today’s my birthday!!!!! Really REALLY my birthday!!! So what better day to share the love with one of my favorite recipes and an awesome giveaway!! Here’s my giveaway – it has a little bit of everything in it! Bag, T-shirt, pink collar, candy, pens and buttons and TWO autographed Gena Showalter books!! Okay – a little bit about the recipe which is for Hard Candy. This is something I’ve made forever and something I look forward to all year. My mom shared it with me probably 25 years ago. We normally make it for Christmas and give it away to […]
December 3, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway: Don’t Stop Believing with @LouisaBacio #Foodie #Santa

Key the Glee theme song. Yes, I know it’s a classic Journey song, but my 8-year-old prefers to belt out the remade version. Eight. It’s one of those magical years where right now, she still believes … you know in all the magic of the season. “My friend at school says that there is no Santa Claus,” she said recently. “The parents buy all the gifts, hide them under the bed and give them at Christmas.” My heart stopped. In our household, Santa brings one special unwrapped gift. All the others do come from Mom and Dad, and I reminded […]
November 30, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway: Pie with @KrystalShannan #Foodie

All I have to say is yum. Krystal Shannan joins us today with this delicious recipe and an even sweeter giveaway. Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water FILLING: 3 eggs 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1/4 cup bourbon 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups pecan halves, divided 3/4 cup 60% cacao bittersweet […]